Cookies not Working (PHP)

Hi, cookies just aren't biting on my system. I have tried several vanilla tests but they don't seem to be being created. And yes cookies are activated in my test browser (Opera), but don't work in Firefox or IE either.

Any ideas? Here's some sample test code that I have C&Ped staright off a tutorial site...

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Cookie Test</title>
</head>
<body>
<?php
//Calculate 60 days in the future
//seconds * minutes * hours * days + current time
$inTwoMonths = 60 * 60 * 24 * 60 + time();
setcookie('lastVisit', date("G:i - m/d/y"), $inTwoMonths);
?>
<?php
if(isset($_COOKIE['lastVisit']))
      $visit = $_COOKIE['lastVisit'];
else
      echo "You've got some stale cookies!<BR>";

echo "Your last visit was on: ". $visit;
?>
</body>
</html>

Excuse the W3 headers...
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h4hardyConnect With a Mentor Sr. Software EnginnerCommented:
you have to make the Cokie code at the top of the page..

<?php
//Calculate 60 days in the future
//seconds * minutes * hours * days + current time
$inTwoMonths = 60 * 60 * 24 * 60 + time();
$value= "hardik";
setcookie('lastVisit', date("G:i - m/d/y"), $inTwoMonths); 

?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Cookie Test</title>
</head>
<body>

<?php
echo "<pre>";
print_r($_COOKIE);
if(isset($_COOKIE['lastVisit']))
      $visit = $_COOKIE['lastVisit'];
else
      echo "You've got some stale cookies!<BR>";

echo "Your last visit was on: ". $visit;
?>
</body>
</html>

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edhastedAuthor Commented:
That worked! I had tried putting the sets at the top of the page before but this time it worked.
So do Cookie Sets always have to be at the top?

If so what is the approved method of how to write new values generated in a current page.
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h4hardySr. Software EnginnerCommented:
yes a "Cookie Sets always have to be at the top" always.. and i m not getting with the statement "If so what is the approved method of how to write new values generated in a current page."
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edhastedAuthor Commented:
Apologies.

I have a set of variables generated in a page by PHP.

In order to save these as cookies what's the best approach?
Make sure the variables are all created as sessions and then call up a intermediary/dummy page with the code at the top that stores them as cookes...

I can understand why the code has to go at the top. From a coding point of view it appears awkward.

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